Quote Originally Posted by ColdEye View Post
I see. Any recommendations then on where to go? I am just new and want to explore places, mainly looking for places that are a bit old and those near deserts.
Have you been out to Anza-Borrego yet? It's not a good season right now---you want to wait until about October when it starts to cool down---but there's a lot of really neat old stuff out there. The area on Old Highway 80 around Jacumba is also pretty interesting and not quite as hot.

The area around Julian and Santa Ysabel isn't properly "desert", but it's lovely country, and while Julian itself is a bit self-consciously restored ("Look at me! I'm an Old West town!"), the general area is well worth exploring. Santa Ysabel is my personal favorite of the California missions.

Drop me a PM if you want to go out shooting sometime.